Almost Black and White number 6


  • Medium: Oil on paper (300gm Fabriano Artistico)
  • Size: 56 x 65 cm
  • Date: 16 July, 2018
  • Frame: yes
  • Shipping container: box



Images of the mind are impossible to tie down. They change the moment I begin to make marks on the painting surface. The marks themselves begin suggesting something else. The numbers (as titles) do not indicate the order in which the works were made. They serve as designations only. I believe that the use of numbers in place of titles should prevent the viewer searching for a subject.

This is actually a mono print. What I did was paint the image on a sheet of paper and then bring it face to face with a clean sheet. I then rolled the two sheet together through my etching press to deposit the image in reverse on the clean sheet. I did this a number of times each time adding more paint and pressing the same sheets together in slightly different positions. Many such mono prints end up in the bin. I felt this one deserved to be preserved.

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